Archive for September, 2007

Live Free or Die Hard

John McClane saves the entire United States in this fourth instalment. I would say this is the second best movie in the series.

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Eastern Promises

The new film by David Cronenberg. It’s about a midwife (Naomi Watts) who tries to find the family of an orphaned baby only to end up involved in the murderous world of the Russian mafia. It’s nice to see a film with some interesting characters for a change. Go to the theatre to see this.

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Sling Blade

Written, directed and starred in by Billy Bob Thornton. It won an Oscar in 1996 for Best Writing, Screenplay Based Material from Another Medium, and Billy Bob was nominated for Best Actor. This is the movie that shot Billy Bob into the mainstream, previously he was always a supporting character. It’s the story of dimwitted […]

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Good Luck Chuck

A good romantic comedy with a slightly crude spin. Imagine a Pretty Woman type movie crossed with Wedding Crashers and American Pie. Chuck (Dane Cook) is an average guy who is unaware of an urban legend about him. I seems that anyone he dates goes on to meet their soul mate and get married. Cam […]

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Vanishing Point

A man drives very fast from Colorado to California. Throw Easy Rider and Smokey and the Bandit into a blender, drop in a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, blend thoroughly and enjoy.

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The Insatiable

A light-hearted vampire movie that’s worth seeing. A man stumbles upon a gorgeous vampire, traps her in his basement, and falls in love with her.

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Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane

It sounds like it would be an awesome move but it’s not. I rate it “Needs improvement”. Take every cliché and horror movie device you’ve ever seen and pack them into one movie and you have this movie. I’ll try to list the ones I can remember: The pilot is retiring after this flight. There […]

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Mr. Woodcock

A former fat kid and now self-help author returns home to find the gym teacher that made high school hell engaged to his mother. Adequate, pass.

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Melvin Goes to Dinner

Almost the entire movie takes place around a restaurant table as four old friends talk. They touch on every subject imaginable. Interesting movie but I wouldn’t recommend it.

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Amazing Grace

This is the story of William Wilberforce and his life’s work to abolish the slave trade. There is quite a bit of history, but it’s also a good story. The two hours flew by. Worth watching.

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Lucky You

Take an episode of The World Poker Tour on TV, add a side love story with Drew Barrymore, a dysfunctional father-son relationship with Robert Duvall and you have Lucky You. Decent movie.

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28 Weeks Later

This is the sequel to 28 Days Later. It starts with the reconstruction and repopulation of England and then, as with all horror movies, something goes terribly wrong. I really liked this. I think it’s worth watching.

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Black Sheep

If there’s one movie you see this year, it has to be this one. No, really. You have to see this movie. I would classify this as goofy-horror, in the same vein as Shaun of the Dead. The plot goes something like this: A sheep farmer in New Zealand is doing genetic research and trying […]

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Delta Farce

Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall are army reservists who accidentally invade Mexico. This is a steaming pile of turd.

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Death Proof

One half of the Grindhouse double feature. Kurt Russell is Stunt Man Mike, who uses his stunt car to stalk and kill women. Some don’t make it, some fight back. As with anything that comes out of Quentin Tarantino’s head, it has a very distinct style. The music is perfectly chosen, there are numerous references […]

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Halloween

This is Rob Zombie’s remake of the John Carpenter original. I’ve never seen the original so I can’t make any comparisons. I’ll give it a 6 out of 10.

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Lollilove

An independent mockumentary by Jenna Fischer (of The Office). Jenna and her real-life husband, James Gunn, play a wealthy couple who decide to start a charity called Lollilove – where they save the homeless people by handing out designer lollipops. Mildly amusing, only an hour long.

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Shoot ‘Em Up

Holy crap! This is the epitome of action movie. It’s like a live-action comic book that looks like it could be taking place somewhere in Sin City. On the action movie scale of awesomeness I would rate it an 11 out of 10. It’s gun porn on a big scale – there’s even a shoot […]

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3:10 to Yuma

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a western this good. It’s not quite as good as Unforgiven, but it’s close. Christian Bale is a poor rancher who finds himself in possession of a prisoner – the meanest bank robber around, played by Russell Crowe. He has to get him on a prison train, the […]

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Grandma’s Boy

It’s a movie about a 35 year old video game tester who ends up living with his grandmother and her two roommates. Nothing happens. The only conflict comes near the end of the movie and it’s resolved in about five minutes. This isn’t to say that it’s a bad movie, it’s just different. I would […]

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